Victory Over Fear & Intimidation

“Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.  For God has not given us a spirit (pneuma) of fear (intimidation), but of power (dunamis) and of love (agape) and of a sound mind (self-control, discipline).”

2 Timothy 1:6-7

Intimidation (or fear) occurs when you feel a person or a situation you are dealing with is stronger, bigger and more powerful than you.  Intimidation always evokes a sense of inferiority.  Other characteristics include: to fill with fear, to coerce or inhibit by threats; to browbeat, bulldoze or frighten into submission; a leveling of any spirit of opposition by creating a paralyzing and immobilizing fear or panic.

Even great characters in the Bible such as the prophet Elijah struggled with intimidation and fear at times…

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